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Lime Tree Class - Year 4



Home Learning Week Beginning 13th July

Hi Limes

Mrs Gibbard:

So… I bet you are wondering how I got on with my jelly challenge… I failed. L Sorry guys, so far I have not been able to complete my challenge. But don’t worry I am not giving up. My husband does the shopping, he forgot to buy some jelly packets for me, I am not currently going to the shops, and so I am setting myself the challenge again of doing this and trying this weekend. I will update you on my progress. We did have a lovely weekend though as we went to Cotswold Wildlife Park as a family which was so lovely. It was very windy but it was good to see the animals and wander around. Here are my family looking at the Giant Tortoises.

I am really looking forward to seeing you in the transition session next week if you can make it. Don’t forget to submit your Sock Olympics results by email so we can see which house is the winner of the House Cup.

Mrs Caple:

I have been busy this week getting things ready for returning to school in September. I also failed in my challenge this week because I couldn’t get any vitamin C tablets for my rocket. I have managed to get them now and I am looking forward to trying it out at the weekend. I hope you are working hard on the Sock Olympics, I have seen some photos from Zubin and it looks like a lot of fun. I am going to try the activities with my family soon.

This week there has been lots of amazing work on Purple Mash, lots of you have remembered really well the river vocabulary and have matched words and pictures to show us this. We have also seen some great timelines about the Egyptians as well as lots of you trying the Egyptian Pairs game, well done to everyone who had a go at this. Here are the scores for those of you who wanted to know how well you did.




2m 7s




2m 11s




1m 35s




1m 10s




3m 15s




3m 37s




2m 53s




1m 14s

Max KL



2m 23s




2m 17s




2m 34s




3m 8s




2m 52s




1m 56s




2m 32s




1m 39s

We hope your families are keeping well and we can’t wait to see you at the transition session this week if you are able to make it.

Take care

The Year 4 Team




We will update this page reguarly with news from our class and our learning and can't wait to share it with you.


Term 2

Lime Tree Class have been working very hard on their Stone Age topic. We have made cave painting using sandpaper to make it feel like the cave walls and wax crayons in the colours the Stone Age people would have used.


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Term 2

Lime Tree have been learning about Christingle and what it represents. Tudor came in to talk to us about the Christingle Service he did at the Church. The Christingle is an orange with a red ribbon wrapped around it. It has four sticks with sweets on and has a candle in the top. He explained that each part of the Christingle means something different. The orange represents the world. The red ribbon around the orange represents the Gods love wrapped around the world and the blood Jesus shed on the cross. The four sticks of sweets represent the four seasons and are symbols of God's creations. The lit candle represents Jesus, the light of the world, and the hope the he brings to people in darkness. Tudor lit all the candles and we said a prayer before we blew out the candles. We took our Christingles home at the end of the day to share with our families. We really enjoyed learning about the Christingle and we enjoyed the sweets as well! 



Term 3

Lime Tree Class had a great start back after Christmas. Firstly, we made a river out of drain pipes and tested our river with water, observing it flow all the way down to the bottom of the hill.


Tudor has been in to talk to the children about the ‘Trinity’. We really enjoyed this visit and learnt how God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are all one person.


We have also been on a local walk to the River Ray. We looked at the erosion beside the river bank as well as the disposition of stone in the river, which changed the depth of the water. We also saw a meander in the river whilst looking at the floodplains. We measured how deep the water was and tested how fast the river flowed. We sketched the river using pencils and added more detail when we were back at school. What a fun filled term we have had!

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